SmithBucklin Launches Board Forward Website
New Resource Provides Insights for Volunteer Board Members
CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--SmithBucklin, the association management and services company more organizations turn to than any other, announced today the launch of the Board Forward website, a repository of content produced by the popular Board Forward e-newsletter that provides news, information and guidance to help volunteer board members enhance the performance of their boards and organizations.
“Board Forward has been extremely well received”
Board Forward, the leading content source specifically designed for volunteer board members and available free of charge, is celebrating its successful first year with more than 15,000 subscribers. The monthly e-newsletter publishes thought-provoking, relevant and useful content from a board-level perspective, while the new website provides an archive of all Board Forward content, including articles, abstracts, interviews, tips and case studies.
Additionally, the website offers Editor’s Picks, a selection of articles that particularly resonated with readers. Headlines include:
- 7 Things Only a Board of Directors Can Do
- Improving Board Accountability
- Surfacing, Confronting and Resolving Board Conflicts
- How to Become an Engaged Board Member
- 10 Secrets of Building a Great Team
“Board Forward has been extremely well received,” SmithBucklin President & CEO Henry Givray said. “The e-newsletter is proving to be an invaluable resource for volunteers making significant contributions to their organizations, industries and professions. Our intention is for the website to be the absolute best online resource for volunteer board members.”
Articles draw on the knowledge, experiences and advice of a wide variety of subject-matter experts, association leaders and volunteer board members. Topics include governance; board culture, roles and structure; international boards; leadership; fiduciary responsibility; committee structures; leading practices for boards; board orientation; board succession; diversity; legal responsibility and bylaws; antitrust; and strategic planning.
Anyone can sign up for the free e-newsletter at boardforward.com. Volunteer board members are encouraged to share the information with colleagues and fellow board members.
“At SmithBucklin, which has been serving volunteer boards for more than 60 years, we view Board Forward as a way to give back to the association community and reinforce our passionate commitment to help associations achieve their missions,” Givray said.
For more information, visit boardforward.com.
SmithBucklin is the association management and services company more organizations turn to than any other. Founded in 1949, the company’s mission is to achieve the missions of the client organizations it serves and provide uncompromised stewardship for their long-term prosperity. SmithBucklin offers full-service management and high-impact specialized services to trade associations, professional societies, technology user groups, industry consortia, charitable organizations, corporations and government institutes. SmithBucklin’s offices are located in Chicago, Washington, D.C., Old Lyme, Conn., St. Louis and San Ramon, Calif., and the SmithBucklin + MCI Worldwide Partnership provides client organizations with seamless association and event management services from more than 40 offices throughout the world. The company is 100 percent employee-owned. For more information, please visit smithbucklin.com or call 1-800-539-9740.